Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Winter's Scandal by Candace Camp {review}

A Winter Scandal

Mass Market Paperback, 431 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Pocket Star

New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp weaves a heartwarming tale, first in a thrilling new series, of Christmastime love, discovery, and scandal. . . .
When plain and proper Thea Bainbridge stumbles upon a baby in the manger of her church’s nativity, she is understandably shocked. Discovering a brooch bearing the insignia of Gabriel, Lord Morecombe, hidden among the child’s clothing, she is certain the dissolute rake is to blame. Incensed, Thea sets out to reproach the arrogant lord—only to find herself utterly swept away.

Gabriel is intrigued by the vivacity in Thea’s flashing gray eyes when she accuses him of fathering the orphan, even as he adamantly maintains his innocence. The brooch is one he remembers all too well, however, and Gabriel is determined to find the mother of the missing child. As the mystery around the baby deepens, Gabriel is continually thrown together with Thea—and finds himself growing more entranced every day.

Even with whispers of winter scandal swirling around them, they cannot deny the longing in their hearts. A longing which promises the best gift of all: a shelter from the storm . . . in each other’s arms.

First Line(s): The Squire's house was ablaze with lights in the crisp December evening, and the boughs of evergreen branches festooned across the lintel added to the festive air.

My Review: This is my first time reading anything Candace Camp wrote and I agreed to reviewing this book with having no prior knowledge on any of her past work.

I thought I got myself in over my head the first 3-4 chapters but I am so glad I stuck through because it was an amazing read! In fact the slow moving first few chapters is the only bad thing I can think of and that makes this a pretty awesome book by that standard alone.

This book had a little of everything in it... romance, mystery.. it was a well written book.

I am so thrilled that this is a first in a series, nothing makes a book blogger happier than coming across the first book in what proves to be the stuff great series are made of.

Kudos to Candace Camp!

My Review: Photobucket

Until next time...Happy Reading!

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